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      11-27-2005, 09:17 AM   #1
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how to swap stock/winter runflats?

I've ordered a winter tire package from tirerack and waiting for the shipment to arrive on monday. I was wondering how to change the originals to the winters myself. Since they are runflats, there is no jack or wrench? Can I use my wifes Durango equipment for this?

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      11-27-2005, 11:31 AM   #2
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You can use any jack and a 17mm socket.

However if you are askibng this question you should probably just bring it somewhere...no offense. I doubt you have a torque wrench to make sure the bolts are tight enough.
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      11-27-2005, 11:41 AM   #3
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Always a first time for learning something new though, and changing wheels is one of the more useful things to learn, especially if you'll be swapping winter/summer wheels a couple times a year. Just buy yourself a torque wrench to make sure the wheels are torqued to the right specs.

Make sure to jack the car up by using the proper jack points.
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      11-27-2005, 12:14 PM   #4
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Yea its worth the investment in the long term, just goto pepboys and buy a jack (preferably one with a long and flat jack plate) and a wrench, it doesn't have to be a torque wrench, but they can be had for a decent price now a days, so why not. With those, its a 1-2-3 operation..

Heres some basic instructions: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo...74&postcount=2

If you do get a torque wrench, i believe the setting you put on it is 88ft-lbs of torque
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